Tattoos are very popular today, but you’re not alone if you’re second-guessing some of your previous ink choices. Fortunately, tattoo removal technology has advanced significantly in recent decades, and it’s now perfectly possible to remove nearly any tattoo with the right type and length of treatment. Here’s what you need to know about tattoo removal, and how light-based removal techniques at A Beautiful You Medical Spa offers the best choice for restoring your skin.
What Is Tattoo Removal?
Tattoos work by injecting ink particles deep into the layers of your skin, where they’ll sit undisturbed for your entire life, in ideal conditions. This is great for the tattoo but presents obvious problems if you decide you want to remove or reduce the tattoo in the future. Historically, tattoo removal techniques fell into two main categories: those focused on the skin, and those focused on the ink itself. The ink particles in tattoos can be partially or completely erased by removing the skin’s deep layers, which is why the earliest tattoo removal techniques involved harsh and painful procedures like acid resurfacing of the skin, or deep dermabrasion using salt and other substances. Thankfully, modern tattoo removal techniques are focused on the ink particles themselves and are nowhere near as harsh or painful as earlier technology. This is especially true when you use the most advanced light-based removal options, like those at A Beautiful You Medical Spa.
Light-Based Tattoo Removal
In a light-based tattoo removal session, your technician uses an advanced laser device that projects highly focused light deep into the layers of your skin. While the light passes harmlessly through skin cells, it reacts with the ink particles, “knocking them loose” from their position within the skin. After being dislodged by the laser, the ink particles will begin to float freely within the skin’s structure, and will eventually be caught up by your immune system and harmlessly flushed out of the body. When you work with skilled professional technicians like those at A Beautiful You Medical Spa, you should experience little to no discomfort during the light-based removal treatment, and only minimal discomfort during the recovery period. Most complete tattoo removals require multiple sessions since only a portion of the ink particles are dislodged in a single session. Each session usually requires a 3-8 week recovery period, giving your body time to flush out the dislodged ink particles before you return to repeat the treatment. Dark ink is usually easiest to remove, but with modern technology, any color of tattoo can eventually be removed.
Contact A Beautiful You Medical Spa today to set up your light-based tattoo removal session!